I put titles on my posts here now because I am an obnoxious ass.
Lately, I’ve been dipping into the lesser known Hercules: The Legendary Journeys spin-off series (the other one, of course, being Xena: Warrior Princess ), Young Hercules starring Young Ryan Gosling as
a much more likable Hercules than that bigoted piece of human trash Kevin Sorbo!
I grew up watching Herc and Xena but I never got to watch this series at the time so it’s actually a very strange experience to be seeing new material set in the same old universe I know and love.
As the title would suggest, this is a prequel series set during Herc’s teenage years, getting up to mischief and coming to terms with his demigod status. Because of this, almost all of the original HtLJ cast is replaced by younger actors.
I say almost because the Olympian Gods are unaffected and, as a result, the recasting doesn’t faze me in the slightest since I am entirely here for theeeeese twooooo…
Discord and Strife, my favourite pasty-faced wannabe-war-gods.
Let me just hold them in my arms and pretend they’re not both going to be killed off in violent ways…
Anyway, to conclude, Young Hercules is a show I’d recommend to anyone who enjoyed Hercules: The Legendary Journeys but thinks it could’ve been better with less of Kevin Sorbo’s yucky face and bad vibes.
– Oh, and Young Ryan Gosling has a horrible fake tan throughout the entire show. It’s hilarious.